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TAMMY HOWL 



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August 1970 



Vol. 44 



August 1970 



No. 2 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



The Staff 


2 


Presidents Message 


3 


Editorial 


4 


Campus Activities 


16 


Clubs Form 


18 


Flashbacks 


20 


Alumnae News 


24 



The TAMMY HOWL is a Gulf Park 
College publication that is sent to over 
6,000 alumnae and students. 

The 1969-70 editor is Janie Harper, a 
freshman who is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. H. Harper of Lexington, Ken- 
tucky. Although she is working on a 
double major in Art and Music, her avid 
interest in journalism resulted in her ac- 
cepting the responsibility of editing the 
TAMMY HOWL. 



The cover photograph is of a poem 
and illustration by Vachael Lindsay 
that was presented to the college by 
Miss Laura Wilkinson. Story on Page 
15. 




STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS 
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Prudy Hutton 

Vicky Carter 

Pam McElroy 

Pam McElroy 

Rebecca Carr 

Dave and Bob Voght 

Mrs. Mary Black well 

Mrs. Marie Langlois 



Vol. 44 



August 1970 



No. 2 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



The cover photograph is of a poem 
and illustration by Vachael Lindsay 
that was presented to the college by 
Miss Laura Wilkinson. Story on Page 
15. 



The Staff 

Presidents Message 

Editorial 

Campus Activities 

Clubs Form 

Flashbacks 

Alumnae News 



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President's Message 



I sincerely hope that the students have learned as 
much this past year as their new president. It has 
been my privilege to observe outstanding examples 
of humility, sacrifice, service and loyalty on camp- 
us and in the community. Noble people performing 
gracious acts have been the rule rather than the 
exception. 

During this period of time when lawlessness, vio- 
lence and destruction are on the increase, how in- 
spiring it has been to see people from all parts of 
the nation send money and materials to this area to 
help re-build, and to discover Gulf Park students 
"pitching in" to help their school and the coast 
area. 

This has not been a typical school year; perhaps 
we should be grateful for the opportunity of learn- 
ing some of life's richest lessons. 






Robert L. Johnson 
President 



(editorial 



This year at Gulf Park is certainly to be greatly appreciated in the midst 
of the nation wide campus turmoil. The close inspirational, challenging and 
peaceful atmosphere has proved to be a definite and unique campus char- 
acteristic. When the vast rebellion, destruction and hostility is observed in 
so many universities, our life at Gulf Park this year seems to have been 
truly a dream. I feel that as a college we have been able to learn from cer- 
tain problems rather than to create them. There is an exclusive under- 
standing that has developed from living on a badly destroyed coast, from 
working together, changing for progress, from learning from others mis- 
takes, and from solving our own instead of expanding them. The past 
months have been more than a college year for students, faculty and ad- 
ministration. It has been a unique experience that will never be forgotten, 
and always cherished when compared with the turmoil of our times. 

Janie Harper 




Ex -Premier Of Hungary Visits Gulf Park 



Dr. Ferenc Nagy, ex-premier of Hung- 
aria, spoke to an audience composed of 
Gulf Park administration, faculty and 
students, Gulf Coast residents, and repre- 
sentatives of Mississippi colleges and uni- 
versities in the Gulf Park auditorium. 

Dr. Nagy centered his lecture around 
the problem of the danger of a commun- 
istic blood revolution still existing. His 
approach to the anticipation of a com- 
munistic blood revolution was emphati- 
cally negative. Dr. Nagy stated that he 
hates to see revolution of the people as - 
sociated with communism because few 
communistic regimes came into power 
as a result of revolution. Historically, 
Russia can be cited as an example. The 
Bolshevik revolution never took place in 
Russia as it was NOT a revolution of the 
Russian people. This can be interpreted 
as a counter-revolution. 

According to Dr. Nagy, the revolu- 
tionary spirit has run out on communism. 
Communistic ideology has worn out quick- 
er than the ideologist dreamed. Three 
factors result in the dying of communism 
being 1) political conflict, 2) economic 
retardation, and 3) intellectual unrest. 

Political conflict was defined by Dr. 
Nagy in terms of cold war. An ideological 
split is not attributed to the dying of 
Communism, for the wounds made by dif- 
ferences in ideology can be quickly re- 
paired. The elements of cold war exist 
on a realistic basis -- China vs. Russia - an 
ancient, traditional hate. Communist rule 
intensifies this hatred. 

The rivalry between the Soviet Union 
and European satellite countries for eco- 
nomic leadership embitters the cold war 
spirit. Due to territorial disputes, Dr. Nagy 
stated that there was no lasting peace be- 
tween China and the U.S.S.R. China now 
has much Russian property, and this 
creates a deep split to all communistic 
powers. Orthodox communists (closely 
adhering to the works of Stalin) feel today 
that Chinese Communism is nearer to 
heart than the ideas of Nikita Kruschev 
because the orthodox communists do not 
believe in the democracy of communism. 

The political conflict between Czech- 
oslovakia and the USSR was cited by Dr. 
Nagy as creating political friction by en- 
stilling new ideas in new countries per- 
mitting national interests to interfere 
with communistic ideology. 

The second factor governing against 
the danger of a communistic blood revolu- 
tion, according to Dr. Nagy, is that com- 





Dr. Nagy converses with President Johnson 



munist regime cannot economically com- 
pensate for freedom taken from the 
people. Since the onset of communism, 
Russia has not picked up economically 
In 1958, Kruschev declared a five year 
economic war with the U.S. Five years 
later, in 1963, Kruschev sent delegates 
to the U.S. to buy wheat, and today Rus- 
sia has trouble providing one serving of 
meat per week for their population. If 
the economic tempt had been stepped up, 
Russia would not have had to contract 
Germany to build Fiats. Further proof 
of rumored economic crisis are the vari- 
ous political changes occuring in the 
Kremlin. 

Dr. Nagy advised developing nations, 
such as African countries, against using 
Communism as a means of obtaining 
economic strength in an attempt of ar- 
riving at a higher degree of civilization. 
Land reform is hindered and destroyed 
by confiscating property for collective 
forms. If social reforms are desired to 
eliminate caste system, communism would 
only create a new, more restrictive social 
class. The attempt for an emerging coun- 
try to acquire political reform for leader- 
ship would be destroyed if under com- 
munist regime. Communism would insure 
total deprivation of rights, impeding eco- 
nomic progress. 



The unrest of the intellectuals, as 
stated by Dr. Nagy, is the third signifi- 
cant reason attributed to the dying of 
communism. In the beginning of the com- 
munist take over, the intellectuals did not 
oppose Communism. They felt more aca- 
demic freedom would be permitted than 
by the czars. Soon the intellectuals real- 
ized that they were oppressed by a plot - 
a plot in which they ceased to exist as 
individuals. Their choice was to compro- 
mise or oppose new systems. Those re- 
fusing to submit to these two alternatives 
were either executed or exiled to Siberia. 
Those refusing either choice were tried 
and oppressed. 

The intellectuals were silenced, only 
temporarily by communism. The intel- 
lects began to speak out in Czechoslovakia 
around 1957 as more academic freedom 
was gained. As time has since progressed, 
more elements of academic and intellec- 
tual freedom have worked its way into 
the Czech social and political structure. 
This has endangered the position of non- 
tolerance the USSR has taken because 
intellectualism threatens to work its way 
into Russia. 

Evidence of Russia's deep-rooted fear 
of the innovation of intellectual freedom 
was apparent in the invasion of Czecho- 
slovakia by the USSR in 1968. The main 



objective, according to Dr. Nagy, of the 
USSR, in this political action, was to 
prevent Russia from being invaded by its 
own intellectuals. 

Dr. Nagy stressed that the relationship 
between the intellectual and the commun- 
istic leader leaves no hope. He further 
stated that youth is the person who starts 
the fight. The youth of today living be- 
hind the iron-curtain, who have never ex- 
perienced freedom in two generations, 
are the first to fight the communistic sys- 
tem. The youth are not with communism. 
In its present form, communism cannot 
be maintained if it is not democrasized; 
however, the danger of communism is far 
from over. 

In concluding Dr. Nagy related a clear 
message to US youth. He stated, "There 
is always room for progress and timely 
reforms, but progressive youths and in- 
tellects cannot identify their goal with 
communism but instead they must find 
free-er and fresher ways to experience 
progress." 

TIME IS 

Too slow for those who vVait, 
Too swift for those who Fear, 
Too long for those who Grieve. 
Too short for those who Rejoice; 
But for those who Love. 
Time is Eternity. 



Three Cheers for Student Loan 
Earth Day! 



Earth Day at Gulf Park was observed 
through various activities which lasted 
about two weeks and climaxed with a 
rally on April 22, 1970. 

In an effort to stimulate community 
interest on pollution as a potential threat 
to society, bumper stickers and pamphlets 
were distributed. The stickers bore the 
slogan POLLUTION TODAY, EXTINC- 
TION TOMORROW, and the pamphlets 
listed several causes of pollution and in- 
vited all to attend the Earth Day rally. 
Earlier a poster contest for local school 
children was held, and prizes were award- 
ed to the best posters depicting some 
phase of the environmental crisis. 

Guest speaker at the rally was Mrs. H. 
Garrison Wilkes, who spoke on the three 
major hazards to our environment - pol- 
lution, waste and over-population. 

Mrs. Wilkes has done extensive re- 
search on conservation of our environ- 
ment and is currently active in such 
groups as the National Conservation Or- 
ganization. 

The rally was held under the trees on 
the lawn beside Lloyd Hall and music 
was provided by the Keesler Air Force 
Band. 



Fund Approved 

The Gulf Park College Board of Trust- 
ees at its April meeting approved a Stu- 
dent Loan Fund to assist students with 
educational loans. It is expected that 
alumnae, faculty members, administra- 
tors, trustees and friends of Gulf Park 
College will contribute to this fund. It is 
anticipated that small loans will be made 
to worthy students at no interest. Deter- 
mination will be based on need rather 
than academic achievement. 



Business Machine 
Course Offered 

A course in the use of business ma- 
chines was added to Gulf Park's curricu- 
lum at the beginning of Second semester. 
It was offered to all students and was met 
with an enrollment of twenty-four. 

Centered around the operation of an 
IBM Key-punch machine, the course also 
makes use of desk calculators and dupli- 
cating equipment. Students are taught to 
encode all types of data and given training 
necessary to qualify for most jobs today. 




Barbie Baker, Emily Gorden and Robin McDonald hang a sign for Earth Day 

7 



Highlight of Year : 
Writer's Conference 



The second annual Mississippi Writer's 
Conference was held Thursday and Friday 
March 5 and 6 at Gulf Park College. Many 
distinguished guests were present to parti- 
cipate in the scheduled activities. Among 
those present were Dr. & Mrs. Webb, Mr. 
and Mrs. Haynie, Elizabeth Spencer, Babs 
and Borden Deal, Jack Crocker, Dr. Hilton 
Anderson and Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Bell. 

The guests arrived between 5:00 and 
6:00 p.m. Thursday evening. After signing 
the guest book, they were greeted with 
corsages and were introduced to their 
campus escorts who briefly showed 
them around and made them feel at home. 
The escorts then led the writers to a 
beautiful, semiformal meal in the dining 
hall. 

At 8:00 p.m. Borden Deal lectured in 
Hardy Auditorium. His subject dealt with 
the significance of people in a Writer's 
life. He explained his method of charac- 
ter observation and the importance in- 
volved. In conclusion he answered several 
questions from the audience. Miss Anna 





Terri Silverman pins camellias on Ellen Douglas and Mr. and Mrs. 
Jack Crocker. 



Dr. and Mrs. James Webb chat with Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bell 



Mae Helton presided and extended an in- 
vitation to those present for a moonlit 
party in Hardy Court. 

Babs and Borden Deal held private 
conferences with interested students be- 
tween 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Friday morn- 
ing. They discussed the world of creative 
writing and fictions; encouraging and 
discouraging advice was given. 

Before lunch Elizabeth Spencer en- 
tranced an audience with a selection from 
her latest book, SHIP ISLAND and OTH- 
ER STORIES. The reading proved to be 
an exceptional performance and was sub- 
ject to many interpretations for the panel 
discussion after lunch. 

Prudy Hutton was a member of the 
distinguished panel of writers. Chosen to 
fill in for a panel member who suddenly 
was called home, she did a splendid job. 
The informal group discussed literature 
as an objective in the past and the present. 
Several controversial subjects arose and 
were analyzed thoroughly. 

Huckleberry Hill was the setting for an 
informal gathering of writers and students 
from 3:00 to 5:00. A chance to become 
better acquainted was provided. In addi- 
tion, there was singing and canoeing. 



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The final program of the convention 
included a variety of activities. At 7:30 
P.M. Mr. Rome, Linda Rabhan and Nancy 
Griffith provided a beautiful ballet per- 
formance followed by selections from the 
community Consort Ensemble and Mad- 
rigal Singers. The Gulf Coast Couplet 
Award went to Mrs. Marie Langlois. 

A student colloquim consisted of fif- 
teen members whose interest in the con- 
ference created the theme of "Confer- 
ence Reflections." Jan Stanley was the 
chairman. After the writers were quizzed 
by the colloquim, they were treated to a 
final reception in Hardy Court. 





Sea Gull Editor, Prudy Hutton, left, and Tammy 
Howl Editor, Janie Harper, right, greet Elizabeth 
Spenser as she signs in. 



Special appreciation is extended to 
Miss Helton, for her many plans and pre- 
parations that made the conference pos- 
sible. 

The following is a letter received by 
Miss Anna Mae Helton from one of our 
Writer's Conference guests. With her con- 
sent, we present it to the Student Body. 

Our "guide" was a delight. She did 
everything she could do to make our time 
there pleasant. In fact we were much im- 
pressed by the girls at Gulf Park. It must 
be a- deep pleasure to work with them. 
Your student body must be carefully 
chosen. Again, thank you for a mem- 
orable occasion, plus Southern Hospital- 
ity. 



Barbie Baker discusses creative writing problems with 
Babs and Borden Deal. 




Nancy Griffith, Gil Rome and Linda Rabhan. 

Dance Student Goes Rozzie and Robin 



To New York 

Delia Stewart, dance instructor at Gulf 
Park and director of the Gulf Coast Ballet 
Company, took Linda Rabhan, a dance 
student at G.P.C., to New York for a week 
of special instruction. 

Delia participated in a program involv- 
ing a new method of teaching ballet 
techniques at the Royal Academy of 
Dance. 

Linda Rabhan, pictured above, was 
fortunate enough to take eight classes 
under such masters at Michael Maule, 
Madame Pereyslavic and Madame Merin- 
owa at the American Ballet Theater. She 
attended both advanced and intermediate 
courses. 

Beatrice Selvic welcomed the Gulf 
Park dancer to several of her modern jazz 
sessions in the New Dance Studio. She 
introduced the Humphrey method as 
opposed to the Luigi techniques that were 
administered at another studio Linda 
visited. 

While there, all time was not consumed 
in dancing however. The girls went to 
Broadway and were audience to the fol- 
lowing productions: "Promises, Promises", 
"Hair", "Your Own Thing", "Fiddler On 
The Roof", and visited Radio City Music 
Hall, Time Square and Central Park. 

The trip proved to be a most inspira- 
tional and educational experience for 
both teacher and student. 



Attend the 
SUSGA Conference 

The seventh annual conference of the 
Southern Universities Student Govern- 
ment Association was held April 23-25 
at the Sheraton-Peabody Hotel in Mem- 
phis, Tennessee. Gulf Park sent two dele- 
gates to the conference, Rozzie Bird 
Vice-president of Student Government, 
and Robin McDonald, the incoming presi- 
dent for 1970. After being welcomed by 
the Honorable Henry Loeb, Mayor of 
Memphis, Commissioner David DeWitt 
Dominick of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Administration spoke to the dele- 
gates on Environmental Pollution." Dur- 
ing the conference the students were hon- 
ored by such speakers of national recogni- 
tion as: Honorable Albert Gore, U.S. 
Senator, Tennessee; Dudley R. Williams, 
Attorney-at-Law, Washington, D.C.; Dr. 
Dorothy Truex, asst. Professor of Educa- 
tion and Research Director for U. Com- 
munity; University of Oklahoma, Norman; 
Honorable Oaval Hansen, Member of 
Congress, Idaho; Richard W. Velde, Asso- 
ciate Administration, U.S. Department 
of Justice; and Honorable Harold Hughes, 
U.S. Senator, Iowa. 

The delegates were also involved in 
small discussion groups where they con- 
cerned themselves with such aspects of 



Reverend Keith Tonkel 
Speaks at Gulf Park 

Tuesday April 21, the student body, 
faculty and administration welcomed a 
visit from Reverend Keith Tonkel. The 
Reverend Tonkel previously taught phi- 
losophy and religion classes at Gulf Park 
and was a well known personality on the 
coast. All classes were dismissed for three 
scheduled talks. 

At 10:00 a.m. Mr. Tonkel expressed 
his joy over visiting the college to a 
crowded auditorium. He spoke on cer- 
tain concepts of the general object of 
life for an individual, and presented reli- 
gion, in essence, as a definite area of uni- 
versal observation. He defined relevent 
problems in terms of challenging ob- 
stacles and drew from his personal ex- 
periences to illustrate each idea. Mr. 
Tonkel left the audience with two mem- 
orable and impressionable quotes: "That 
which is torn down will be rebuilt" and 
"The world is full of beautiful people." 

The next talk was given at 2:00 p.m. 
After leading the students in a three-part 
song of prayer, he began. As an exten- 
sion of the previous program, he spoke 
about the idea of faith. The total recogni- 
tion and commitment for a religious 
faith was expressed as a means to experi- 
ence a true depth in life. The actual com- 
mitment was subdivided into the three 
basic ingredients of religious life: faith, 
hope and love. The philosophical diagram 
involved was illustrated by a comparison 
of the process of making potato salad. 

The concluding program was scheduled 
at 5:00 p.m. when Mr. Tonkel expounded 
upon the importance of love in the indivi- 
dual life. He stated that the two chief 
questions that face young people today 
are those of identity and destiny: "Who 
am I? and Where am I going?" He em- 
phasized the importance for each person 
to answer these questions. 

The day proved to be very inspira- 
tional for campus patrons. 

college life as: "Student Participation in 
Academic/and Administrative Decisions," 
"Student Legal Rights," "Black Affairs," 
"Drugs on Campus," "Campus Morality," 
and others. 



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The Teachers WIlO'S WIlO'S ? 
Were Evaluated! 



Immediately following final examina- 
tions at the end of the first semester, a 
Teacher Rating Scale was given to stu- 
dents. 

The student was given a chance to eval- 
uate each of her teachers on the basis of 
several factors. 

According to Dean David Pierce, this 
evaluation served a double purpose: the 
students were given a chance to express 
their feelings on the quality of instruc- 
tion they had received, and the teachers 
were allowed to use the results as a means 
of determining the areas in which improve- 
ment was indicated. 

Dean Pierce also stated that additional 
evaluations would be made at the end of 
second semester and again in the fall in 
order to further breech the gap of student- 
teacher relationships in the classroom. 

A Trip Into 
The Past . . . 

Gulf Park sponsored a trip to Natchez 
for the 1970 pilgrimage. A group of forty- 
nine girls boarded April 4, with Marie 
Langlois and Shelia Sutton chaperoning. 
The afternoon was spent touring the 
Vicksburg battlefield and visiting the 
Sprague Showboat, as a result of an in- 
direct route to Natchez. 

Arriving in Natchez at 5 p.m., the group 
had time to dine and relax before attend- 
ing the Confederate Pageant that evening. 
The pageant is an annual affair sponsored 
by the Natchez Garden Club. It is a color- 
ful salute to the scenes and memories of 
days gone by. To the background of tra- 
ditional American music, the program was 
composed of dancing and traditional 
events from Indian to Civil War time. The 
Queen and King of the pageant were pre- 
sented with their beautifully costumed 
court and produced a grand and climatic 
ending. 

Sunday morning the girls began tour- 
ing the famous houses of Natchez. Ten 
examples of ultimately beautiful southern 
architectures were included in the Sunday 
tours. Elms Court, Elgin, Melrose, Chero- 
kee, Linwood, Monteigne, Routhland, 
Oakland, D'Evereux, and Lansdowne were 
explored with admiration and awe for the 
elegant majesty displayed in each. 

The trip proved to be worthwhile and 
enjoyable. Everyone grew in knowledge 
and appreciation of the Natchez heritage. 



A special committee chose seven oi 
Gulf Park's unique sophomores to add to 
the nation wide list of "Who's Who in 
American Junior Colleges" for the 1969- 
70 edition. The leaders in extra-curricular 
activities, outstanding contributions, con- 
sistant participation and dedicated service 
are Becky Zieger, "Tides" Editor and Pre- 
sident of Theta Alpha; Nancy Griffith; 
Prudy Hutton, "Sea Gull" Editor, Gamma 
Psi Vice President, Phi Theta President; 
Susan Turner, Student Government Pres- 
ident; Augusta Poellnitz, sophomore class 
President; Susie Cole; and Becky Welch, 
President of Hardy. Four of the girls are 
members of Phi Theta Kappa. 

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Susan May Turner 



President Turner : 
Miss Gulf Park and 
Queen Susan ! 

Susan May Turner was a two-time win- 
ner when she received by popular election 
the titles of May Queen and Miss Gulf 
Park. The two coveted positions are given 
to girls each year who seem to be worthy 
of special recognition for their outstand- 
ing efforts and influences, school spirit 
and good campus status. 

Susan is certainly worthy of high 
honors for each of the areas. Her con- 
tributions other than holding the position 
of Student Government President are too 
numerous to name. She is on the Tides 
Staff, and was nominated for the Who's 
Who list. 




Fashion Show 



Gulf Park's annual fashion show was 
presented in the Gulf Park auditorium 
on March 12, 1970. This outstanding 
show proved to be a success. The show 
was divided into three categories: Free- 
dom, Happy Days (from Morning to 
Starshine), and Love (when the Moon is 
at the Seventh Heaven). The models were 
as follows: Caroline Posey, Irene Escapini, 
Margo Reinke, Tschia Wood, Candice 
Kennedy, Susan Haren, Mindy Prenger, 
Nancy Todd, Linda Tyler, Kathy Dunne- 
backe, Coby Sullivan, Pam Baker, Mary 
Ellen Schaffner, Debbie Rossetter, Debbie 
Wright, Pam McElroy, Patti Hall, Jana 
Garvin, Anne Harrison, Rozzi Bird, Cathy 
Hughes, Anne Schwartz, Debbie Church, 
Betty Sellier, Pam Barker, Melanie Hop- 
wood, Linda Sisson, and Leslie Robbin- 
son. The entertainment was presented 
by Hobby Davis, Linda Rabhan, and Susie 
Cole who did a dance number to the song 
"If My Friends Could See Me Now". Also 
on the entertainment list was The John 
Ramey Quartet, and the Seven-Ups: Julie 
Adcock, Barbara Greene, Jill Bonnell, 
Linda Rabhan, Donna Stalker, Susie Cole, 
and Candy Smith. 



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Sing Song 1970 

As always, the traditional Sing Song 
was a big event in sorority activity this 
year. The annual competition was held 
Thursday night April 30th in the heat of 
Hardy Auditorium. Members of the six 
sororities were eagerly awaiting the mo- 
ment when they would strain their voices 
for the competition after weeks of hard 
practice sessions. 

Theta Alpha began the program with 
selections from "Hair." Jackie Brooks was 
the song leader. Gamma Psi followed with 
songs from "The Wizard of Oz" as led by 
Prudy Hutton. Delta Chi presented a 
"Burt Bacarach Special." Rozzie Bird was 
song leader of Delta Chi. Sigma Psi was 
fourth with their selections from "Mary 
Poppins." Becky Britton led. Kappa Chi 
followed with "Nursery Rhymes", direct- 
ed by Susie Cole. Delta Alpha concluded 
the program competition with "Gulf Park 
Songs." Julie Adcock directed. 

Mrs. Jeanne Pollard and Mrs. Harry 
Spell of Gulfport judged the competition. 
Large group awards went to Gamma Psi 
and Kappa Chi for third place, second 
place went to Sigma Psi. The first place 
trophy went to Delta Chi. 

In small group competition the first 
place trophy went to Kappa Chi. Susie 
Cole, Nancy Griffith, Jeanne Price, Candy 
Smith, Leslie Robinson and Janie Harper 
accepted the trophy for their unique ar- 
rangement of "Jack and Jill." 



Delta Alpha Wins 
Volleyball Tourny 

Under the supervision of Mrs. Place, 
with Laura Wides as intramural chairman, 
March 15 found the sororities compet- 
ing in the annual volleyball tournament. 
Each team practiced for several weeks 
under the direction of their Sports Chair- 
man, anticipating the coming event. First 
place was won by Delta Alpha Sigma 
sorority. Second place was held by Delta 
Chi sorority, who again this year won 
the spirit stick awarded for outstanding 
sportsmanship and spirit. 

Under the leadership of Pay Eyles and 
Lu Lu Lister Delta Alpha's team consisted 
of: Cindy Beal, Betty Blackburn, Mary 
Ann Brown, Ann Hunter Burton, Melanie 
Hopwood, Joanne Meyers, Chris Miller, 
Betty Sessions, and Tschia Wood. The 
team officials were Martha Dorsey and 
Pat Werlein. 

Continued on Page 18 




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The Presidents of 1970 and 1971 




Jan Cooper and Jeanne Price 




Tychia Wood and Chris Miller 




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Jan Palmer and Betsy Casselman 




Becky Zeiger and Mary Allworth 




Tish Parker and Mary Ellen Schaffner 



Becky Britton and Mary Shephard 



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Times Are Changing 

This year at Gulf Park has indeed been 
a year of change. Many of the rules have 
been revised much to the delight of the 
students. 

One of the revised rules concerning the 
drinking of alcoholic beverages. Previously 
the students were not allowed to drink 
either on or off campus. This rule has now 
been revised to permit students to drink 
so long as they break no state or local 
laws. Of course, they may not drink or 
have alcohol on campus or any school 
sponsored activity. Also, they are expected 
to conduct themselves like ladies at all 
times. 

The dating hours have also been ex- 
tended somewhat. On week days, Monday 
through Thursday, instead of seven 
o'clock, girls are allowed to stay out an 
extra two hours. As an incentive to make 
better grades, students on either the 
President's or Dean's lists may check out 
until eleven o'clock on Wednesday even- 
ings. The length of time a girl may check 
out for, has been changed from five 
hours to eight hours. These changes in 
hours have all been joyfully accepted by 
the students. 

Another incentive to better grades, at 
least among freshmen, has been the privi- 
lege of a car. Until recently, only sopho- 
mores were able to have cars on the Coast. 
A freshman on the President's or the 
Dean's lists (3.1 to 3.4 for the Dean's 
list and 3.5 and above for the President's 
list) may have a car at school. She must 
take the responsibility of registering her 
car with the school and abiding by all the 
traffic laws. 



Class attendance rules have been alter- 
ed also. Formerly a student was allowed 
three unexcused absenses. Absenses were 
allowed for sickness and out-of-town 
emergencies. Girls are now allowed a 
total of eleven absenses, none of which 
are excused or unexcused. If a student 
misses more than eleven classes she re- 
ceives an automatic failure for the course. 
This rule change puts more responsibility 
on the student's shoulders. 

Yet another change has been made 
in the student handbook. With the chang- 
ing styles of fashion, the school has also 
altered its position of school attire. Girls 
are allowed to wear slacks on dates and to 
classes. Shorts may also be worn to class. 
Traditionally girls are still required to 
wear dresses to evening meals on week- 
days and Sunday dinner at noon, but 
may wear school clothes to all other 
meals. It is surprising how many students 
now attend meals. 

Last, but not least, is the rule dealing 
with academic probation restrictions. Be- 
fore those girls who were on AP were re- 
stricted to the campus on Sunday nights. 
Now, to help with their grades, they are 
required to attend study hall for five 
hours a week. This rule change has done 
much to raise the grades of the girls on 
AP. 

These changes in the rules have grown 
both workable and widely acceptable. 
Times are indeed changing both here and 
there. The year of 70 can be called the 
year of change for Gulf Park College. 

Mardi Gras Delegates 
Have A Ball ! 

Three girls nervously awaited their 
"sentence" in. Mrs. Ferrell's office during 
the month of February. They had re- 
ceived special notices to meet with her, 
but had no idea why. As these girls listen- 
ed to Mrs. Ferrell they learned that they 
were not in any trouble, but were really in 
for a ball (a Mardi Gras Ball, that is). 

Augusta Pollintz, President of the So- 
phomore class; Holly King, President of 
the Freshman class; and Rozzi Bird, Vice- 
President of the Student Government, 
were the "chosen few". These girls, ob- 
viously, were quite excited when they 
learned that they were to represent Gulf 
Park at the Ball of the Knights of Babylon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Jones, who show- 
ed films to the students in assembly a few 
weeks before, were responsible for getting 
invitations for the girls. As the final after- 
noon came, the girls met Mr. and Mrs. 
Sheffield, their chaperons for the evening. 



As they walked to the car, it was actually 
hard to distinguish the girls from the 
chaperons except, of course, for Mr. 
Sheffield, who was dressed a little differ- 
ently. 

Their trip to New Orleans was filled 
with excited laughter until ... Oh no! 
In all of their readiness, they had forgotten 
to sign out. Even though they were quite 
worried about the error, one girl expressed 
her opinion by saying, "Well, we just 
can't go back now". 

After having eaten they walked to the 
auditorium where the ball was to be held. 
Here they would watch the parade with 
the rest of the excited crowd. As the last 
float began to disperse, and they went 
into the auditorium to watch the festivi- 
ties of the Ball. After being shown to 
their balcony seats, the girls sat in awe 
for a few minutes. As they "took in" the 
majesty of their setting, they began an 
excited conversation. 

The lights dimmed and the girls wond- 
ered what was in store for them. They saw 
the members of the court and their Queen 
flow gracefully through the ballroom 
while the crowd cheered exuberantly. 
As the queen waved her glittering scepter, 
a wondrous feeling drifted through the 
watchers like a beauteous mist. 

After the Queen, with her court, and 
the King were introduced, the Knights of 
Babylon acted out the venture of Around 
the World in 80 days. This entertainment 
was very comical and enjoyed by all pre- 
sent. 

When the entertainment was finished 
and the crew began to dance, the girls 
and their chaperons left to attend to a very 
serious matter, their empty stomachs. Al- 
though they were fascinated by the ma- 
jesty of all that had been seen, a few 
growling stomachs did not let them forget 
the long passing time. They summed up 
their evening with a fabulous dinner at 
the Bourbon Orleans. 



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The Jet Maskers Had a Very Good Term 





"Oudine" was a romantic fantasy that 
concluded the season. 



A February production of "Night Must Fall," a murder mys- 
tery. 



Right, "mini-dramas" were directed by 
advanced acting students. This scene is 
from "The Sand Box." 




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Awards Day Brought Many Surprises 



College Presented 
Rare Poem . . . 

Miss Laura Wilkinson of the Art facul- 
ty took all the honors on Honors Day. 

Miss Wilkinson, Class of 1923, pre- 
sented to the college an original manu- 
script of a poem written for her by 
Vachel Lindsay, poet-in-residence. Not 
only did the poet write a poem especially 
for her, but he illustrated it as well. 

The manuscript, sought after by many 
Eastern colleges and universities, especial- 
ly Princeton which is building up a sec- 
tion on the poet, is very valuable. 

Miss Wilkinson decided to give her val- 
ued possession to her alma mater, and 
she graciously presented it on honors 
day to President Robert Johnson. 

The two-page manuscript and the il- 
lustration is on yellowed paper. The poem 
is entitled, Balloon, and the illustration, 
which began with Miss Wilkinson's given 
name, Laura, developed into pine trees 
and a balloon. 

Vachel Lindsay taught his classes in 
and under the spreading branches of 
Friendship Oak. 

Miss Wilkinson has been on the college 
staff for five years as a teacher in the art 
department. 

WINS TOP AWARDS 
Lu Thompson was named outstanding 
horsewoman at Awards Day. Miss Bruce 
Wilder, riding instructor, presented her 
the trophy. She is shown here with two 
of her mounts and some of the trophies 
she won this year for Bit and Spur Club. 






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Left: Blair Hamilton, Rozzie Bird and 
Linda Rabhan receive special Theatre 
Awards from the Jet Maskers. 




Left: Psychology Department Awards 
went to Jennifer Green, Donna Stalker 
and Pat Dorathy. 



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Phi Theta Kappa members stand behind second semester initiates. 



A Potpourri of Elections Held 



Dorm Presidents 

Elections for the new dormitory presi- 
dents yielded the following results: Mary 
Lou Pegler, Elizabeth Hall; Merry Rousse, 
Hardy Hall; and Ellen Berrill, Lloyd Hall. 
The sophomore representative to next 
year's Student Government will be Joyce 
Ann Willis, Elizabeth Hall; Holly King, 
Hardy Hall; and Caroline Posey, Lloyd 
Hall. 

Wanda Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. George A. Wheeler of Waycross, 
Georgia, has been chosen Gulf Park's 
1970 Student Body Vice-President. She 
will also serve as chairman of next year's 
Judiciary Board. 

Georgana Johnston, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. M. L. Johnston of Charlotte, 
North Carolina, was elected Sophomore 
Class President for 1970-71. 

Celia Riley, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William V. Riley of New Madrid, 
Missouri, has been appointed orientation 
chairman for 1970-71. 



The newly appointed heads of the 
publications for 1970-1971 are as follows: 
Daisy Williams, Editor of the SEA GULL; 
Nancy Buchanan and Vickie Carter, Co- 
editors of the TIDES; and Janie Harper, 
Editor of the TAMMY HOWL. 



Continued from Page 12 

I 

Under the leadership of Susan Turner 
Delta Chi's team consisted of: Mary Lee 
Alcott, Deni Beard, Debbie Cockrell, 
Gloriela Hincapie, Sharon Murphy, Janet 
Palmer, Carol Parker, Augusta Poellintz, 
and Terry Silverman. The team officials 
were Nancy Buchanan, Margot Ivans, 
Hetty Nuckols, and Jeanie Price. 

Under the direction of Lou Thomp- 
son, Gamma Psi's team consisted of: 
Laurie Lofgren, Nancy McFarland, Marcia 
Miller, Madeline Moore, Tish Parker, Mary 
Snow, Faith Swanger, and Ann Wilke. 
The team officials were Purdy Hutton 
and Karen Zondona. 



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Under the direction of Laura Wides 
Kappa Chi's team consisted of Ellen Ber- 
rill, Jan Cooper, Dianne Dement, Cathy 
Guernsey, Janie Harper, Laurie Hastings, 
Jeannie Price, Jessica Turnbull. The team 
officials were Anne Gamble and Debbi 
Hayes. 

Under the direction of Shelly Weller 
Sigma Psi's team consisted of: Barbie 
Baker, Cindi Baker, Becky Britton, Debi 
Davis, Charlotte Gamble, Mary Sheppard, 
Vicki Shogry, Lyn Smith, Cathy Ware, 
and Wanda Wheeler. The team officials 
were Vicky Carter, Betty Stubbs and 
Connie Wilson. 

Under the direction of Anne Cooper 
Theat Alpha's team consisted of: Emily 
Gordon, Robin McDonald, Bobbie Mc- 
Elroy, Nancy McGonagill, Le Ann Mont- 
gomery, Jane Pennington, Nan Tribble, 
Sherry Warner, and Debbie Wright. The 
team officials were Ann Freeze, Susie 
Hron, Fran McCord, and Coby Sullivan. 



PRESIDENT'S LIST 
To be eligible, a student must have at least a 3.5 honor point average, be carrying 
a normal load of studies, and have no grade below "C". 



SOPHOMORES 




FRESHMEN 




Adcock, Julie 


3.82 


Berrill, Ellen 


3.75 


Bird, Rozzie 


3.74 


Church, Deborah 


3.65 


Dorathy, Patrice 


4.00 


Davis, Elizabeth 


3.72 


Dorsey, Martha 


4.00 


Garvin, Jana 


4.00 


Goettler, Carol 


3.57 


Ivins, Margot 


3.63 


Green, Jennifer (DS) 


4.00 


King, Holly 


3.67 


Henley, Clara 


3.71 


Pfeiffer, Monica 


3.53 


Hutton, Prudy 


4.00 


Sellier, Betty (DS) 


4.00 


Kent, Lanee Jo (DS) 


3.63 


Shepard, Mary (DS) 


3.63 


Mosher, Jeanne 


3.81 


Smith, Lynn (DS) 


4.00 


Palmer, Janet 


4.00 


Story, Deborah 


3.63 


Parker, Letitia 


4.00 


Williams, Daisy 


3.56 


Price, Gloria Jean 


4.00 






Sergeant, Mary 


3.60 






Stalker, Donna 


3.88 






Stanley, Janis 


3.61 






Tyler, Linda 


3.63 






Welch, Rebecca 


3.67 






Zuber, Sandra 


3.79 







Honor Scholars 

Dean David Pierce released the follow- 
ing academic scholars for the spring sem- 
ester. All are due congratulations. 

Ten Scholarships 

Ten academic scholarships will be 
awarded to present Gulf Park Freshmen 
to be applied to their 1970-71 tuition. In 
the past only three such scholarships have 
been granted each year. These scholar- 
ships will be awarded to students with 
the ten highest grade-point averages in 
the Freshman class. 

The largest scholarship will be $1000 
and the smallest $100. It is hoped that 
further expansion of this program will 
become possible as contributions to this 
fund increase. 



Bit and Spur 
Honors 

These proud Bit and Spur members 
brought back many honors to Gulf Park 
this year. The student body, as well as 
Miss Bruce Wilder, riding instructor, is 
proud of this group. 



DEAN'S LIST 
To be eligible, a student must achieve an honor point average between 3.1 and 3.49, 
be carrying a normal load of studies, and have no grade below "C". 



SOPHOMORES 
Boon, Linda 
Britton, Rebecca 
Cole, Susan 
Cooper, Anne 
Griffith, Nancy 
Poellnitz, Augusta 
Prenger, Marilyn 
Schoo, Carole 
Shivers, Lissa (DS) 
Stoll, Sally 
Thompson, Lucinda 
Tillery, Pauline 
Weller, Shelley 
Zieger, Rebecca 



3.14 
3.38 
3.13 
3.44 
3.47 
3.20 
3.31 
3.13 
3.24 
3.15 
3.43 
3.40 
3.33 
3.40 




FRESHMEN 

Baker, Judy 3.40 

Burton, Ann 3.44 

Carr, Rebecca 3.35 

Carter, Vicky 3.20 

Casselman, Betsy 3.19 

Chapman, Virginia (DS) 3.31 

Dunnebacke, Kathy 3.12 

Dykes, Deborah 3.44 

Edwards, Vickie (DS) 3.38 

Escapini, Irene 3.29 

Fuqua, Suzanne 3.32 

Graves, Laura 3.19 

Harper, Jane 3.27 

Herring, Rhonda (DS) 3.47 

Hincapie, Gloriela 3.18 

Hopwood, Melanie 3.20 

Hughes, Cathy (DS) 3.12 

Kennedy, Candace (DS) 3.11 

Mattingly, Robin 3.43 

Maurer, Donna (DS) 3.20 

Miller, Tina 3.13 

Murphy, Lyn 3.20 

Pegler, Mary Lou 3.18 

Perkins, Mary 3.12 

Rabhan, Linda 3.32 

Reinke, Margaret (DS) 3.12 

Rousse, Merry 3.35 

Scott, Elizabeth 3.17 

Smith, Candace 3.33 

Sullivan, Frances 3.40 

Sullivan, Kathy 3.27 

Willis, Joyce 3.44 

Wright, Debra 3.12 



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Grad Speaker 

Commencement exercises were held 
Sunday evening in Hardy auditorium at 
which Dr. Melvene D. Hardee, professor 
of Higher Education of Florida State Uni- 
versity, was the key note speaker. 

Her challenging address dealt with the 
importance of usefulness and contribu- 
tion in a woman's life. She emphasized 
the existance of vast possibilities for lead- 
ership and development for women to 
acknowledge. Dr. Hardee directed the 
challenge to every one on a personal 
basis by giving the quotation, "You only 
own yourself and nothing else." This was 
expounded upon by the speaker who 
stresses the potential of the individual. 

President Johnson, who introduced 
the speaker, presented the honors. 

The Kate Wetherbee Alumnae Cup for 
highest honors went to Prudy Hutton. 
Second place went to Jennifer Green, 
and third to Gloria Jean Price. 

Honorable mention went to Pat Dora- 
thy and Linda Tyler. Special recognition 
for outstanding high averages went to 
Clara Henley, Donna Stalker and Susan 
Horen who completed their sophomore 
year at Gulf Park. 

This year, the college awarded ten 
scholarships. First place and $1,000 went 
to Lynn Smith; second place and also 
$1,000 to Jana Garvin; third place and 
$700 to Hobbie Davis; fourth place and 
$600 to Mary Eunice Shephard; fifth 
place and $500 to Margo Ivins; a tie for 
sixth place and $400 each to Daisy Wil- 
liams and Robin Mattingly; eighth place 
and $200 to Vicky Edwards; ninth place 
and $100 to Betty Sellier and 10th place 
and $100 to Holly King. 

The invocation and benediction were 
by the Rev. Ray Worthington of the col- 
lege faculty. 

Dean Pierce and President Johnson 
made the presentation of the junior col- 
lege diplomas to the Class of 1970. The 
candidates were as follows. 




May Queen Court 



Candidates for Associate in Science 
Degree: Susan Victoria Horen, Marilyn 
Ann Prenger, Lissa Logan Shivers, Sally 
Frank Stoll and Linda Kay Tyler. 

Candidates for Associate in Arts De- 
gree: Julie Ann Adcock, Mary Lee Al- 
cott, Mary Frances Allworth, Janice 
E. Bigger, Rozzie Rutledge Bird, Eliza- 
beth F. Blackburn, Shelly Rae Bland, 
Linda Christine Boon, Rebecca Ellen 
Bowie, Rebecca Lisa Britton, Chris- 
tine Cadigan, Susan Mitchell Cole, Ann 
L. Cooper, Janita Lee Cooper, Penel- 
ope M. Copper, Ellen Clare Davenport, 
and Deborah Ann Davis. 

Patrice Marie Dorathy, Martha J. 
Dorsey, Margaret Kennon Duncan, Ca- 
rol Goettler, Gara Graham, Jennifer 
Johnson Green, Nancy Jane Griffith, 
Cathy Headden Guernsey, Clara Yoko 
Henley, Nancy Ann Heston, Christine 
L. Hughes, Mary Prudence Hutton, 
Susan Howell Irvin, Lanee Jo Kent, 
Elizabeth Lorraine LaCour, Margie Lu 
Lister, Frances Maurice McCord. 

Marcy Candace McDowell, Pamela 
McElroy, Anne Dowling McLiney, Lila 
Jean Mosher, Sharon Marie Murphy, 
Joanne Renee' Myers, Janet Lynn Pal- 
mer, Carol Parker, Letitia Ann Parker, 
Patricia Marie Paul. Helen Nelson Pay- 
ne, Margaret Glenville Pearl, Julie Ann 
Penny, Augusta Cobbs Poellnitz, Gloria 
Jean Price, Pamela Lee Pritchett, Julie 
deLancey Rivers, Ellen Elizabeth Roe. 



Sara Anne Roeber, Carole Ann 
Schoo, Anita N. Schroeder, Annie El- 
ena Schwartz, Ruth Mary Scott, Mary 
Katherine Sergeant, Bonnie Blair Ham- 
ilton, Donna Ann Stalker, Janis Jul- 
aine Stanley, Betty Lee Stubbs, Faith 
Ann Swanger, Lucinda Louise Thomp- 
son, Pauline McGowen Tillery, Sarah 
Nannette Tribble, Jessica Anne Turn- 
bull, Susan May Turner, Helene Eliza- 
beth Varner, Rebecca Annette Welch, 
Shelley Sue Weller. 

Laura Anne Wides, Dina Evelyn 
Willis, Connie Lynn Wilson, Stella Lou- 
ise Wilson, Patricia Ann Wood, Karen 
Zandona, Rebecca Clarinda Zieger, and 
Sandra Sue Zuber. 

Candidates for Special Diplomas: 
Diploma is Home Economies, Connie 
Lynn Wilson, Diploma in Music, Rozzie 
Rutledge Bird, Diplomas in Secretarial 
Science, Penelope M. Copper, Annie 
Elena Schwartz, Diplomas in Speech 
and Theatre Arts, Patrice Marie Dor- 
athy, Cathy Headden Guernsey. 

Candidates for Special Certificates: 
Certificate in Art, Julie Ann Adcock, 
Deborah Ann Davis, Joanne Renee' 
Myers, Letitia Ann Parker, Janis Julaine 
Stanley, Sarah Nannette Tribble. 

Certificate in Dance: Susan Mitchell 
Cole, and Nancy Jane Griffith. 

Certificate in Foods: Margie Lu Lis- 
ter, Shelley Sue Weller, Connie Lynn 
Wilson, and Karen Zandona. 

Certificate in Clothing: Mary Pru- 
dence Hutton, Anne Dowling McLiney, 
Carole Ann Schoo, Jessica Anne Turn- 
bull, and Connie Lynn Wilson. 

Certificate in Riding: Rozzie Rut- 
ledge Bird, Pamela McElroy, and Lu- 
cinda Thompson. 



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GRADUATION IS GREAT 



Commencement 
Weekend 

May 29 through May 31 was gradua- 
tion weekend. 

The Art Show began the festivities 
with a magnificent exhibit in the Art 
Building. The walls were heavy with 
talent displayed in numerous media. 

At Class Day Saturday, Becky Britton 
paid the traditional homage to Friend- 
ship Oak. Becky Welch presented the 
sophomore class gift to President John- 
son. The Class of 1970 gave Gulf Park 
an impressive green and gold school flag 
and four imported palm trees. 

In the afternoon, Bit and Spur present- 
ed the Commencement Horse Show. The 
riders competed for ribbons and trophies 
sponsored by local merchants. Dean Laura 
Norris presented the trophies and ribbons 
in classes ranging from beginner to ad- 
vanced student in saddle seat, hunt seat 
and hunters over the fence. Highlight of 
the show was the presentation of five 
horses to add to Gulf Park's stables and 
the presentation of the plaque dedicating 
the new hunt trail to the late Roy Galle- 
more. The trail was given by Pam Mc- 
Elroy's family. 

That evening, the May Festival was 
held in Hardy auditorium. It was post- 
poned from the previous evening due to 
poor weather conditions and was then 
transferred indoors when things did not 
improve. 

After the May Queen and her court 
were presented, the Sextette entertained 
with popular selections. The Dance De- 
partment was responsible for two beau- 
tiful segments of the show, Kismet and 
Pas de Trios. Excerpts from the musical, 
She Loves Me, represented the Drama De- 
partment. 

Immediately following the May Fes- 
tival, the Aquette's Water Show took 
place. 

The Aquette's chose a theme deal- 
ing with the academy awards. 

Misses Barbie Baker, Jackie Brooks, 
Rebecca Carr, and Mary Ellen Schaffner 
did a routine to "Exodus." "The Magnifi- 
cent Seven" was the choice of Misses 
Charlie Gamble, Rozzie Bird, Susan Turn- 
er, Candice Kennedy, Robin MacDonald, 
Debi Davis, and Mrs. Romana Persich. 
Another title, "The Good, the Bad, and 
the Ugly" was decided upon by Misses 
Annie Cooper, Ann Wilke, Copper Sisson, 




ALUMNAE AWARD 

Miss Prudy Hutton receives the Kate Weatherbee Alumnae Cup for the highest 
scholastic honors for the two year period. President Johnson makes the presentation. 



Janet Palmer, Daisy Williams, and Nancy 
Heston. A duet was performed by Miss 
Janet Palmer and Miss Nancy Heston to 
"Bonnie and Clyde." Nancy Heston, Pres- 
ident of the group, also performed a solo. 
The above number, with the addition of 
and introduction and finale, constituted 
Gulf Park's Water Show for 1970. 

Baccalaureate services were Sunday 
morning. The Rev. Charles Holland, pas- 
tor of the Long Beach Presbyterian 
Church and also a member of the faculty, 
delivered the sermon. 

A buffet luncheon was served in 
the dining room to all guests and students. 



MALAYSIAN WEDDING 

Tammy Howl received a wedding an- 
nouncement written in the Malaysian lan- 
guage. It told of the marriage of Caroline 
(Pegi) Hatch on Sept. 23, 1968, to James 
Bruce Douglas at St. Mary's Church, Kuala 
Lumpur, Malaysia. After an around the 
world wedding trip, Pegi and her husband 
are now in Chicago. 

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT 

The 1970-1971 President of the Stu- 
dent Body of Gulf Park College is Miss 
Robin MacDonald, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James R. MacDonald of Indianap- 
olis, Indiana. 



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REFLECTIONS 




Miss Picking 
Bids Farewell 

Following graduation exercises, facul- 
ty and staff were invited to the home of 
President and Mrs. Johnson to bid "fare- 
well" to some faculty member. 

Each guest went, wondering about the 
invitation. ..farewell to whom? With the 
exception of a very, very few, no one 
knew who it would be. 

Surprise is a mild word to describe the 
reaction of the group when Mr. Johnson 
asked Miss Helen Picking to step forward 
and receive a gift-a beautiful silver ser- 
vice. 

There were gasps of surprise,... and 
many tears, hidden behind punch cups or 
by turning away from the guest then en- 
gaged in conversation. 

Miss Picking is Gulf Park! 

That describes this gracious, gifted, 
friendly, well-loved woman with all the 
feeling that is needed to tell one what 
she is like. 



Miss Picking, who has been with the 
college for 22 years as head of the speech 
department, has given untiringly of her- 
self--not just to her first love, drama, but 
to every department on the campus. She 
has also become a part of the community 
of the Coast to which she has devoted so 
much of her talent to Little Theatre as a 
director. 

Emotion was high at the "farewell" 
party, for Miss Picking is not only loved 
by her associates-she is respected by all. 

Hearing the comment, "What will the 
school do without Helen?," she laughingly 
said, "They will find someone who will 
take my place and I'll be missed only by 
some of those who knew me." "The new 
person will soon make a place of her 
own." 

That's not true. Someone will be found 
to take the position as head of the drama 
department, but there will never be an- 
other Helen Picking for Gulf Park. She 
will never be replaced in the hearts of her 
students, her friends or Gulf Park. 



Miss Picking is not retiring. Far from it. 
She is taking on a very demanding and a 
very hard building job. She will be the 
director of The Mansfield Playhouse, 
Mansfield, Ohio. 

Its nearness to her parents was one of 
the deciding factors in the decision to 
leave Gulf Park. 

She returned to the Coast the last 
week in June and was honored with an 
elegant party by the Gulfport Little 
Theatre. Tommy Meek, GLT president, 
presented her with a silver Revere bowl. 

She will continue to make visits back 
to the Coast -and of course--to Gulf Park 
College. So, although not head of the 
drama department any longer, she will 
continue to keep her many contacts here 
and will always be Gulf Park to the nth 
degree. 

And she will represent the college in an 
official capacity as a field representative, 
keeping her eye out for every good pros- 
pective student for Gulf Park. 

Marie C. Langlois 



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Speech Department 
Head Appointed 

Charles F. Lembright, instructor of 
speech and theatre at West Liberty State 
College, West Liberty, W.Va., has been na- 
med head of the Speech Department at 
Gulf Park College, it was announced by 
President Robert L. Johnson. 

Mr. Lembright, 33, succeeds Miss Helen 
Picking who has held this position for 22 
years. Miss Picking resigned to become 
director of The Mansfield Playhouse, 
Mansfield, Ohio. 

Mr. Lembright, a native of Tuscara- 
was, Ohio, received his Bachelor of Sci- 
ence in Education at Otterbein College, 
Westerville, Ohio in 1959, and his Master 
of Arts in Drama at West Virginia Uni- 
versity, Morgan town, in 1969. 

He previously taught at several high 
school prior to becoming associated with 
West Liberty State College. Mr. Lem- 
bright has served two years with the U.S. 
Army and is in the active Army Reserve. 
He is married and is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Lem- 
bright will reside at 418 E. Fourth St., 
Long Beach. 

Mr. Lembright, who plans to begin 
his Ph.D. work at the University of Geor- 
gia in the summer of 1971, did as his 
thesis, Ford's Theatre in Restoration, 
which Carlton Press plans to put into 
book form this fall. 



MISS AUDREY CULLEN 

Miss Audrey Cullen, 37, New Orleans, 
who holds her Bachelor of Science and 
Master of Education degrees from Tulane 
University, has been named Dean of 
Students, it is announced by President 
Johnson. 

Miss Cullen, who comes well-qualified 
to hold this important position on the 
faculty, succeeds Miss Laura Norris, re- 
signed. 

Miss Cullen has served as assistant to 
the dean at Tulane University and as 
counselor at St. Mary's Dominican Col- 



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lege. She is a member of American Person- 
nel and Guidance Association, Alpha 
Sigma Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, Catholic 
Alumni Club, University College Club and 
Family Service Society, Inc. 

Miss Cullen has traveled extensively 
throughout the United States and in 
Mexico and Nassau. While in the Ozarks, 
she "learned to snow ski in a limited 
fashion," according to her own descrip- 
tion. She water skis, cycles, plays tennis, 
participates in a social club which she 
serves as publications and cultural chair- 
man, likes good movies, light comedy, 
symphonic and chamber music and partic- 
ularly enjoys live productions of Broad- 
way musicals. For reading fun, the new 
dean prefers fast moving stories of adven- 
ture and suspense. 

She is anxious to meet all of the stu- 
dents and will be on hand to greet new 
and returning students in September. 




Registrar 
Assumes New 
Duties 

Mr. Charles B. Jones of Frankfort, 
Kentucky has been named Director of 
Admissions at Gulf Park College. He as- 
sumed his new duties July 1. 

Mr. Jones has been a Field Representa- 
tive and Admissions Counselor for two 
years for the College, serving all of Ken- 
tucky and Tennessee and parts of Indi- 
ana, Ohio, and Illinois. He succeeds Mr. 
Roy T. Gallemore, Vice President and 
Director of Admissions, who died earlier 
this year. 

Mr. Jones, a former school teacher and 
guidance counselor was also with the 
Department of Public Safety for the 
State of Kentucky as Director of the 
Division of Accident Control. He was 
also State Safety Coordinator. 

A native of Todd County, Kentucky, 
Mr. Jones is a veteran of World War II, 
having served in the U.S. Army. He is a 
member of the Methodist Church and 
served on the Administrative Board, and 
is a Rotarian. 




SUNDAY CONCERTS 
Miss Vencentine Piazza, new head of 
the piano department, presented one of 
the Sunday afternoon solons this past 
season. The college began a series of fine 
arts programs on Sunday afternoons as 
part of its cultural contribution to Gulf 
Coast residents. Harry Spell, bass, head 
of the music department was also pre- 
sented in one of the solons. 



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Five Fine Horses 
Added To Stable 

Gulf Park's stables are richer with the 
addition of five fine horses, gifts to the 
college. They are shown at the presenta- 
tion ceremony during Commencement 
Weekend at the annual Bit and Spur 
horse show. They are, reading from left 
to right, Crispy, a six-year-old Chestnut 
gelding with a white star, presented by 
Col. L. Gordon Cooper, 101 Cedar Lane 
Circle, Seabrook, Tex., 77586. Crispy 
was brought to Gulf Park two years ago 
by Jan Cooper, who graduated with the 
1970 class and is shown here with him. 

Cedar Hills Dark Rhythm, a six-year- 
old five gaited Bay gelding American 
Saddle Horse, given by Mr. Thomas K. 
Dixon Jr., 5571 Candlewood, Houston, 
Tex., 77027. 

Donald, a registered Morgan, a six-year- 
old Chestnut gelding, given by Mr. Eugene 



E. Slocum, 1705 Williams St., Valdosta, 
Ga., 31061. 

Bobby Pin, an American saddle horse, 
bred Chestnut gelding, given by Dr. Carl 
Hall, 4724 Fawnwood Road, Dayton, 
Ohio, 45400. 

Delaney's Princess McDonald, an eight- 
year-old Chestnut mare, American saddle 
horse bred, given by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome 
C. Baehr, 7407 St. Charles Ave., New 
Orleans, La., 7-118. 

Can You Help 
Locate "Losties"? 

Mrs. T. C. McAuly, (Elisa Minor '63- 
64) 702 Myrtlewood, Jackson, Miss., 
39204, needs help in locating her room- 
mate and their suite mates. She wrote 
they seem to have lost each other, al- 
though she has kept in contact with Mrs. 
Tera (Graham) Bailey (1963-64) 808 W. 
Gilbert St. Muncie, Ind., wife of Bob 
Bailey. They have a two year old son 



named Ryan. 

Elisa wants to locate Debbie Cooper 
(63-64) of Skokie, 111., Marcie Reynolds 
(63-64) of Tampa or DelRay Beach, Fla., 
Michael Centennis (63-64) LaPlace, La.; 
Ronna Wadkins (63-64) Jacksonville, Fla. 

Girls, if you read this, write. Alums, 
if you know where they are, let Elisa 
know. 

Elisa also wants to start an Alumnae 
Group in Jackson, so GPC girls in that 
area get in touch with her and get some- 
thing going in that part of the state. 

Elisa has two children, Tracie Leigh, 
three years old, and a six week old son, 
Thomas Mark. Her husband was recently 
promoted to programmer with the De- 
posit Guaranty National Bank of Jackson. 

REMEMBER! 

Alums, remember your change of 
address. Please don't forget! 



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CLASS OF 1950 MEET IN 1970 

Four members of the Class of 1950 came back to Gulfport for Commencement Week 1970. They are shown here on the back 
campus during the noon picnic luncheon. They are Martha Jeanette Woods, now Mrs. William D. Willoughby, 411 Lincoln, Ladner, 
Wyo.; Carolyn Coil, now Mrs. John W. Little Jr., 2325 Valley Brook Ave., Nashville, Tenn., Martha Jane Mitchiner, now Mrs. John 
O'Neal, Choudrant, La.; and Donna Schlitz, now Mrs. James M. Manuell, 1535 West Forrest, Decatur, 111. They are graduates of the 
high school department. 



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Alumnae News 



MATCHED 




Mrs. Barbara Burrow Howard of Beth- 
esda, Md., has received the University of 
Alabama Distinguished Alumna Award 
for 1970 for her loyalty to the Univer- 
sity, professional achievement and com- 
munity service. The President of the U. of 
A. National Alumni Association, Judge 
C.P. Coley of Alexander City, Ala., pre- 
sented the award. Mrs. Howard is a mem- 
ber of Gerald G. Wagner Associates, a 
Washington public relations firm. Her 
husband, William J. Howard, Jr., is an 
insurance broker in Washington. (Mrs. 
Howard was a member of the Gulf Park 
class of 1948.) 



WEDDING PICTURES 
Due to circumstances beyond our 
control, Tammy will not carry any 
wedding pictures this time. Sorry. We'll 
try for the fall issue. O.K.? 




SANDY HAUGHTON, '69: Sandy was 
married to John Michael Sirmon at the 
Dauphine Way United Methodist Church 
Mobile, Alabama on December 27, 1969. 
The couple are residing at 1254 W. Bucker 
Road Mobile, Alabama. 

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PATRICIA SKOGLUND, '64-66: Pat was 
married February 7, 1970 at St. Mark's 
Episcopal Church, Geneva, Illinois to Mr. 
Brian D. Reeves of Aurora, Illinois. She is 
working for Control Data Corporation in 
Chicago as a secretary and Brian is work- 
ing for Curtis- Young Corporation, Chica- 
go, as District Sales Manager. They are 
residing at 777 Huntington Drive, Apt. 1, 
Aurora, Illinois. 

SUSAN MIDDLETON: Susan was married 
to Mr. Jim Welch at Saint Edwards Catho- 
lic Church in Athens, Texas. 
ALLISON THOMAS:- Allison has "won 
her wings" and is now a stewardess with 
Delta Air Lines. She completed the four- 
week training course at Delta's Stewardess 
School at the Atlanta Airport and is now 
wearing the chic uniform and cap of the 
nation's fifth largest airline. Her base sta- 
tion will be Dallas. 

GLORIA DAHL, '68: Gloria was married 
to Mr. John H. Smithe, Jr. on June 1, 
1968 in Freeport, Illinois. They are resi- 
ding at Route 4, River Road, Freeport, 
Illinois. 

SHAY BURNETT: Shay was married to 
Steven Reed Clegg December 13, 1969 
at Wesley Foundation Chapel in Salt Lake 
City, Utah. They reside at 680 F Street, 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 
CATHERINE GASKINS, '68-69: Katie 
became the bride of Kenneth Lee Ald- 
ridge on June 28, 1969. The double ring 
ceremony was solemnized in the First 
Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Illinois. 
The couple is presently living in Tampa, 
Florida where Ken is stationed at MacDill 
Air Force Base. Their address is 38 Davis 
Blvd. Apartment 4, Tampa, Florida. 
WENDY ELIZABETH WHITNEY, '66-68: 
Wendy is married to Ralph Edward Faul- 
haber and are now residing in the Philip- 
pines. 

REBECCA SUSANNE MILLER: became 
the bride of Michael Jay Petree at All 
Soul's Episcopal Church in Oklahoma 
City, Oklahoma. 

DONNA DICKENSON, "66-67: Donna 
became the bride of Floyd Joseph Fal- 
con, June 5, 1969 in Columbia, Missouri. 
Donna will graduate in May from LSU 
with a degree in elementary education. 
Floyd started law school in September. 
Their present address is 375 W. Roosevelt 
Apt. 1231, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 




OUTSTANDING 

Mrs. Natalie V. White, a Gulf Park 
alumna, Green Acres Rest Homes, Inc., 
Lake Charles, La., 70601, has been select- 
ed Woman of the Year by the City of 
Lake Chapter of the American Business 
Women's Association and cited as Citizen 
of the Week. She attended Gulf Park Col- 
lege in 1923, 1924 and graduated in 1925, 
Gulf Park then had a two-year high school 
department. 

One of five orphaned children, she 
was adopted by a Lake Charles doctor 
and his wife who were childless. She was 
ten years at that time. 

The year of 1925 was a memorable one 
in that she was graduated from Gulf Park 
College with a degree in home economics 
and then married Dr. Henry B. White. 
They had three sons, Dr. Henry B. White 
Jr., Morrilton, Ark.; Dr. Charles T. White, 
Westlake, and Jimmy W. White, Lake 
Charles. 

In the short span of 20 years, she has 
built two modern nursing homes, Green 
Acres and Rosewood, a town and country 
setup to accomodate the needs of the 
aged. 

With a property valuation of well over 
the million dollar mark (she earned her 
listing with Dun and Bradstreet some 
years ago) the two homes have a capacity 
of 156, employ 80 persons with a payroll 
of more than $23,000 per month. 

When her husband, the late Dr. H.B. 
White, became ill, Mrs. White had to take 
over the family finances, so she opened 
her first nursing home in the family home. 
In 1960, she began building a large, 
modern nursing home, "a dream come 
true." She also organized the Louisiana 
Nursing Home Association, way back in 
1951, and the first convention of this 
organization of national scope was held 
in Houston in 1957. She now serves on 
the board of directors. 




In a letter to President Johnson, she 
writes: "I thought you might be interest- 
ed in knowing what one of your old alum- 
ni is currently doing and what has hap- 
pened through the years since I attended 
Gulf Park. 

"I was a student at Gulf Park during 
the years of 1923, 1924 and 1925, leav- 
ing school to marry Dr. H.B. White of 
Lake Charles, La. During the years Dr. 
White and I corresponded regularly with 
Dr. and Mrs. Cox, and developed a warm 
friendship. Many times on vacation trips 
along the Gulf coast we have never passed 
the college without driving through the 
grounds and I still recognize many famil- 
iar places. 

"Later another adopted daughter of 
Dr. White's, Dorothy Ann White, attend- 
ed Gulf Park (1933 and 1934). She is 
now Mrs. James Rosteet and lives at 
1905 Twenty-Second St., here in Lake 
Charles. Since we both live here, we 
spend many evenings back to those happy 
days when we were students. Be sure to 
keep us on your mailing list as we are 
still interested in what the college is do- 
ing...." 

Sincerely, 
Natalie V. White 



Sophomore 
Class Officers 

NEW ALUMNAE 



Augusta Poelnitz, Julie Adcock, Carole 
Schoo and Becky Welch, are shown in 
front of one of the four imported palm 
trees the sophomore class gave as a gift 
to the college. They were planted in front 
of Hardy Hall. The class also gave a beau- 
tiful green and gold Gulf Park Flag to 
the school which was raised in the circle 
during the annual Class Day exercises 
under Friendship Oak. 

IMPERATIVES FOR PEACE 
P is purity, perception, and purpose 
E is eager and earnest endeavor 
A is adoration: "Come, let us worship." 
C is comradeship, counsel, and courage. 
E is excellence: "Be ye therefore perfect." 



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Letters For Alums 

This is the kind of enthusiastic news 
we like to get from enthusiastic alums. 
How about it, Gulf Parkers? Take a clue 
from this letter, light your little candles, 
and start the torch for Gulf Park College 
in the way of new students, gifts for re- 
building some of the things Camille des- 
troyed, and support and good will. Most 
of all, spread the good word about Gulf 
Park. She is growing and her alumnae are 
continuing to be recognized for their out- 
standing work in their chosen fields, in 
their careers as mothers and homemakers, 
and as educators as you can see in this 
issue. 

Read this and take joy in it. It makes 
you feel good just to know there is an- 
other alum out there who is getting the 
ball to rolling! 
Dear "Tammy," 

Have I got great news! We finally have 
a G.P.C. Alum group in the Big D area. 
As you may have guessed, it was chartered 
as the Gulf Park College Alumnae of 
Dallas. Has an original ring to it, don't 
you think? We have had two organiza- 
tional meetings, a party with those darling 
Dallas area girls now on campus, and 
most recently a luncheon-more about 
that later. Right now I want to tell you 
about someone I know you'll remember- 
Dixie King Pierce ('56-'58). What a gal! 
We are all convinced that had it not been 
for Dixie we would all still be wandering 
around this end of Texas totally unaware 
of our enormity-all 100 of us! Well, we 
were all so grateful, we just went and 
elected her President ! She was speechless. 
One hundred GPC ex's-that's a lot of 
women! And listen, I bet you remember 
Dixie's mother, Dixie Morris King ('27- 
'28). It's no secret Dixie inherited more 
than her name-she has all of her Mother's 
beautiful enthusiasm and unlimited ener- 
gy. We are all so appreciative to them 
both for having brought us together. 

I mentioned earlier our events of the 
year, and I would like to tell you more 
about them now. We were thrilled last 
October to have as our guests President 
and Mrs. Johnson. Their visit was especial- 
ly meaningful to us, as it was our very 
first meeting. In January we met in the 
home of Mary Munson Crouch (1941) to 
organize our calendar and finalize some 
unfinished business. During spring vaca- 
tion we were delighted to meet with 
some of the presently enrolled students. 
Such fun to hear the "latest" from by-the- 
sea. June 11 brought our first year to a 
close. A luncheon was held at the North 
Park Inn on Central Expressway, and if 
that meeting was any indication of the 



oDeatki 



Cynthia Gaskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gaskins, Harrisburg, 111., died on 
Aug. 8, 1969. Cindy, 11, died of burns received in an accident on Aug. 2. She was 
the sister of Katie (Gaskins) Aldridge, Class of 1969. 38 Davis Blvd., Apt. 4, Tampa, 
Fla., 33606. 

Herbert E. Brushe, consolidate Chemical Co. executive, husband of Ethel 
Brushe, died Jan. 11, 1969. Mrs. Brushe, ('26-27) resides at St. Regis Apt. 7, 
2167 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38104. 

Mrs. William D. Nehlenbeck, the former Judith Hazen, Class of 1942-43, died 
March 27, 1969, after a prolonged illness. She resided at 1313 East Lake Dr., 
Springfield, 111., 62707. 

Mrs. W. Galen Vansant, 7880 10th Ave., S., St. Petersburg, Fla., 33707, died 
in August of 1968. 

Mrs. Chester E. Ruffin, the former Elizabeth Anne Sprague, Class of 1941, died 
Jan. 14, 1969, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., after a long illness. Mrs. 
Ruffin, the widow of Paul Wright Gill, was married to Captain E. Ruffin on July 1, 
1965. 

Miss Maude Folsom, Gulfport, a member of the Gulf Park College faculty for 
many years, died April 2, 1970. 

Mrs. Ward Fern Sparkman (Margaret Fraser, Class of 1926-27) died May 5, 
1970. Interment was in Huntsville, Ala. 

Mrs. T. W. Foster (Katherine Jane Wood, Class of 1927-28) died Jan. 2, 1968. 
She was the wife of T. W. Foster, 1119 Parkdale, Waco, Tex. 

Mrs. Deborah Hewes Berry of Gulfport, Miss., died Aug. 17, 1969, in Hurricane 
Camille. Her daughter, Mrs. Deborah B. Fortner, resides at D-2, Heritage Hills Apts., 
3206 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, N. C, 27801. 

Judith Hazen, '42-43: Mrs. Judith H. Mehlenbeck passed away March 27, 1969 
after a prolonged illness. 

Elizabeth Anne Sprague, '41: Mrs. Paul Wright Gill passed away after a long 
illness on January 14, 1969 at Bethesda Naval Hospital. 



BOBBY BRISCOE, '45-46: Mrs. H.J. 
Moore 1515 S. Booth Lane Alvin, Texas. 
JAN COX, '55-56: Mrs. Stewart Kershner 
Rt. 4, Amity Rd. Bethany, New Haven, 
Conn. 

MARTHA BESS MCFARLAND, '52: Mrs. 
Virgil Howard 4305 Hamlin St. Corpus 
Christi, Texas. 

SALLY RYHNE, '68: 508 College Street, 
Newport, Tennessee. Cheryl is attending 
Memphis state University where she is 
majoring in Home Economics with a mi- 
nor in Special Education for mentally re- 
tarded children. 

CHERYL AMYX, '68: Route 3 West 
Plains, Missouri. Cheryl is attending Mem- 
phis State University where she is majoring 
in Medical Technology. 
ELSIE CORDES HAGUE, '55: 901 Holly 
Drive Seymour, Indiana. Elsie has a 3V2 
year old girl Kristin Ann. 



excitement to come-you gonna' hear from 
us again. ...and again.. ..and again. 

Fondly, 

Judy Eads Clements 

'54-'56 
P.S. If you know of anyone who would 
like to join our group, tell them to con- 
tact me at 238-0337 in Richardson, Texas. 

JEC 



SUSAN FRANCES EARLY, '64-66: 
Mrs. Rees Russell 224 Hidden Valley 
Road, Bristol, Tennessee. 

BETTY SPEAKER, '60-61: Mrs. Lloyd 
Baldwin 10119 Knoboak Houston, Texas. 
Betty has two children Beth 4 years old 
and Bryon born October 6, 1969. 

MARY ELLEN HESS, '46: Mrs. John 
Keith Miller 7103 Sungate Drive Austin, 
Texas. Mary has three daughters Leslie 
18, Kristin 16 and Mary Keith 11. 

MARY ANN ALEXANDER, '65-66: 1617 
Randolph El Paso, Texas. Mary is a senior 
at the University of Texas in El Paso 
where she is majoring in Sociology. 

MARSHA BAINES, '62: Mrs. Charles M. 
Burks 2903-A Blue Crest Austin, Texas. 
Marsha has a new daughter Kristin Joanna, 
born January 8, 1970. 

CAROLYN BROOKS, '50-51: Mrs. Rob- 
ert Whitson 7810 Meadowvale Houston, 
Texas. Carolyn has two children Charles 
10 and Laura 9. 

NORMA LEE WING, '66-68: Norma is 
now Mrs. Steven J. Feagin. They were 
married on November 14, 1969 at the 
First Presbyterian Church in Henderson- 
ville, North Carolina. They are now re- 
siding in Princeton Apartments, 6-B, Dur- 
ham, North Carolina. 



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PAT KING WHEATTEY, '60-61: 4211 
Kenosha, Memphis, Tennessee. Pat has a 
baby daughter Karol born September 18, 
1969. 

ANN HARRIS, '50: Mrs. Jessee E. Neves 
Box 494 Conroe, Texas. Ann has four 
children Roy 16, Jesse 14, Amy 11, and 
Anna Beth 5'A 

PRISCELLE ELLIOTT, '54: Mrs. E.C. 
Ebinger is now residing at 4626 Bells 
Ferry Road in Acworth, Georgia where 
her husband is project manager for the 
Commonwealth Electric. 
CAROLYN BALES ASHWORTH, '66: 
After leaving Gulf Park she attended the 
University of Kentucky and completed a 
topical major in Design. Carolyn was mar- 
ried January 6, 1969 to Irvin Kenneth 
Jones and is now residing at 606 North 
4th Street, Copperas Cove, Texas where 
Ken is stationed at Fort Hood. 
SHERYL K. HARPE, '64: Mrs. Jerry M. 
Chandler Box 165, Dawson, Georgia is 
now operating two dancing schools in Al- 
bany. After graduating from Gulf Park 
Sheryl attended the University of Georgia 
where she was a member of Delta Delta 
sorority. In March of 1967 she married 
Jerry Chandler. 

LYNN DEMENT, '62-63: Mr. and Mrs. 
Randall Coleman, 408 Westview Drive, 
Union City, Tennessee became the proud 
parents of a baby boy, John Randall 
Coleman II, October 23, 1969. 
NANCY STARR BRAUN, '69; is atten- 
ding the University of Georgia where she 
recently pledged Phi Beta Phi sorority. 
JOAN JUNGE: Mrs. Billy Bridges is now 
living in Houston Texas 7001 Hillcroft, 
apartment 74. 

MARTHA LAKE DUDLEY, '29-31: 6208 
North Drexel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 
was married to her long time sweetheart 
Melvin McGlasson on January 25, 1969. 
ANNE CALHOUN: 921 West 21st Ave- 
nue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 
JANE FERRARA, '59: Mrs. Jeffrey Lam- 
son 620-34th Street, West Des Moines, 
Iowa. 

PATRICIA DAVIS, '60: Mrs. T.J. Fulks 
2229-6th Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi 
has recently written four articles about 
her antique collections which will be 
published in "Collector's World". 
JANE LUCKSINGER, '65: Mr. and 
Mrs. James Kenneth Francis became the 
proud parents of a baby girl, Mary Claire 
on November 24, 1969. The Francis' are 
residing at 4706 Shoalwood, Austin, Tex- 
as. 

ANNE HOAGLAND, '60: 4361 E. Brook- 
haven Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. 
and Mrs. R.H. Spraks became the proud 
parents of their fifth child Richard Erik 
on January 11, 1970. 



SHERRY DAWLEY MCELMURRAY, 
'64: 5687 Ironwood Court Apt. D. Col- 
umbus, Ohio. 

FREDA LOUISE DRIEHS, '51-52: Mrs. 
Jerry Graff 5726 Braseheather Houston, 
Texas. The Graff's have three girls and 
two boys. 

JOANNE COX, '48-49: Mrs. James 
Flusche 2823 Texas Blvd. Texarkana, 
Texas. 

JACKIE COX, '46: Mrs. George Corbett 
474 Montrose Avenue, Elmhurst, Dlinois. 
VIRGINIA BRUCE, '60-61: Mrs. Charles 
Bell 2257 N. Westway, Orange, Texas. 
LENORE GASOW, '60- Mrs. Jerry Don 
Hawsy 11514 Echo Hollow, Houston, 
Texas. 

ANNE GASOW, '45-46: Mrs. Charles 
Edmondson Hunter's Park, Houston, Te- 
xas. 

JEANINE THOMPSON, '56: Mrs. Leslie 
Hemple Nash 105 Larkspur Hillcrest Vil- 
lage, Alvin, Texas. 

DOLLY DELORES DOIRON, '50-51: 
Mrs. Stanton Wolfrom 995-20th Street 
Beaumont, Texas. 

LAURA LEE PLANCHE, '49-51: Mrs. 
William J. Graber III 990-2 3rd Street, 
Beaumont, Texas. 

KATHLEEN BUCKLEY, '64-65: 1855 
Fountain View Apt 86, Houston, Texas, 
is working in Houston as the Social Direc- 
tor of the West Creek Apartments, Inc. 
SALLY ANNE STIELER, '64: Mrs. Lu- 
ther J. Hargroves, Jr. 2157-17th Avenue, 
San Francisco, California. 
CAROLE ANNA VANDERGRIFT, '62- 
63: Mrs. Ron Coleman Lake Wilderness 
Golf Course, Maple Valley, Washington. 
FREDDIE SERUR, '63-64: 2510 Com- 
munity Apt. 230 Dallas, Texas. 
JAN WOMACK, '55-56: 504 Morgan 
Street Apt. 2, Corpus Christi, Texas. 
NIKKE GENE WOMACK, '66: Mrs. Jim- 
my Baker, 237 Leming Street, Corpus 
Christi, Texas. 

NOEL RAE COWARD, '66-67: 1448 E. 
First Street Delta Gamma House, Tucson, 
Arizona. 

CORALOU CLOWER, '60: Mrs. Jay Tay- 
lot 2208 Markwell Place, Oklahoma City, 
Oklahoma. 

PAMELA SUE RAKESTRAW, '64: 6130 
SW Freeway Aot. 455, Houston, Texas. 
CONSTANCE MARIE MCCONNELL, 
'54: Mrs. W. David Presley 2515 W. Win- 
ston Street, Anaheim, California. Con- 
stance teaches kindergarten in Garden 
Grove, California. 

MARY KAY KELLEY, '63-64: Mrs. John 
Kite 302 Isom Road Apt. 5-B, San 
Antonio, Texas. 

JEANNE BURLESON, '66-67: Mrs. Da- 
vid Harrell III, 2110 Matthews Drive, 
Austin, Texas. Jeanne has one son Lloyd 



Patee three months of age. 
NIKKE ANN HIGHTOWER, '65: Mrs. 
Philip Tucker 2500 Audubon, Austin, 
Texas. Nikki has two sons Michael Butt 
3 and Nicholas Coy 1. Her husband is 
working on his Phd. in Bio-Chemistry at 
the University of Texas. 

KATHERINE ANN RICHARDS, '53: Mrs. 
Ann Quinn 3704 Hamilton Street, Fort 
Worth, Texas. Ann has three boys King 9, 
Christopher 7, and Trey 4. 
SUE HALL, '57-59: Mrs. Sue Fuller 
4901 Lakehurst, Waco, Texas. Sue has a 
four year old son Adam and is a compu- 
ter programmer. 

SUZANNE BETTENCOURT; Mrs. Suz- 
anne Dedean 4417 Harlan Avenue, Waco, 
Texas. Susanne has two daughers Mon- 
igue 4 and Amy 2. 

CAROLYN MILLS, '47-48: Mrs. Hugh 
Higgins Box 13, 614 Forest, Cleburne, 
Texas. Carolyn has three children Fin 18, 
Kelley 14, and Honey 7. Her husband is 
an attorney in Cleburne. 

EMILY HARRIS, '55: Mrs. Jim Signor 
212 Conroe Drive, Conroe, Texas. Emily 
has three children Celia 9, Jim 6, and Syl- 
via 2. 

SHERRIDAN BERNICE PEEL, '65-66: 
Allen House Apts. Allen Parkway, Hous- 
ton, Texas. Sherridan graduated at mid- 
term from TCU with a major in English. 
She is now working in the sales depart- 
ment of an investment firm. 

DOROTHY JANE ANDERSON, '50 51: 
Mrs. James R. Wright 9210 Royal Pine, 
Dallas, Texas. Dorothy has been working 
on her masters in art and education and 
has been teaching art at SMU. She has 
two children Erin 12 and Hope 9. 

MARY KNOTTS: Mrs. William Drew 
Perkins Route 2, Box 472-B, Lufkin, 
Texas. Mary has four children Holly 12, 
Robin 10, William Drew 9, and Giles 3. 
Mr. Perkins is an attorney. 

DELLA PARKER, '42-43: Mrs. James 
Bratton Harder, No. 7 Wellesley House, 
Lower Sloan Street, London FW1. Delia 
has four children Venecia 18, Mathew 
Parker 15, Trey Book 13, and Marc Wil 
kins 10. They have lived in London for 
the past three years where Mr. Harder is 
associated with the Milite Chemical Co. 
JERRY ANDERSON, '47-48: Mrs. Jake 
Walton Posey, 4202 Lake Drive Apt. 3, 
Lake Charles, La. Jerry has two children 
Andy 17 and Mike 14. Her husband is 
President of a local bank. 

MARTHA ELIZABETH PERKINS, '62 
63: Mrs. David R. Price. Box 3711 Brv.m. 
Texas. The Price's have a daughter Lee 
2'/2 years of age. 



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